Supplemental Cultural Resources Investigations and Site Testing for the Pointe Coupee to Arbroth Levee Enlargement and Seepage Control Project, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
GOODWIN (R CHRISTOPHER) AND ASSOCIATES INC NEW ORLEANS LA
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This report presents the results of Phase III archeological survey and site testing of three planned ditch alignments and five previously recorded archeological sites 16WBR18, 16WBR19, 16WBR20, 16WBR26, and 16WBR29 within the Pointe Coupee to Arbroth Levee Enlargement and Seepage Control Project, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. The project was undertaken by R. Christopher Goodwin Associates, Inc., for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, prior to planned drainage ditch modification and enlargement. Approximately 75.7 ac 30.6 ha were examined during these investigations. During survey, three ditch alignments were tested for cultural resources. Other than a portion of the previously recorded Site 16WBR26, no archeological sites were encountered along these ditches. Site testing consisted of surface collection, systematic excavation of 493 shovel tests, 57 auger tests, and 31 1 x 1 m 3.3 x 3.3 ft units within the five tested sites. All five tested sites contained postbellum and twentieth century archeological remains four of these sites 16WBR18, 16WBR19, 16WBR20, and 16WBR26 also contained prehistoric cultural deposits. No in situ features or substantive intact archeological deposits were encountered within four of the tested sites 16WBR18, 16WBR19, 16WBR20, and 16WBR29 these four sites lacked archeological integrity and research potential, and they did not possess the qualities of significance as defined by National Register of Historic Places criteria of significance 36 CFR 60.4 a-d.
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